TEFL Course in Italy
An incredible destination for a TEFL course
Teach English in Pompeii
What can be said about Italy that you don’t already know?

"On Sunday, we went to Pompeii. Many disasters have happened in the world, but few have brought as much joy to posterity. I think it is difficult to see anything more interesting. The houses are small and cramped, but all contain elegant paintings inside. The town gate, with the adjoining burial ground--an admirable place, worthy of serene thoughts.”

J.W.Goethe, Journey to Italy Tweet

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Pompeii, just 20 km from the international airport of Naples, Southern Italy, is the most stunning and vivid real-life testimony of an ancient Roman city. It provides an exceptional opportunity to take a journey back in time where everything seems to stand still. The life of this ancient and bustling Roman trade center came to a sudden halt one day in the year 79 A.D., when a violent eruption of Vesuvius buried the lives of its inhabitants, their homes, and their last moments of life for centuries.

Having been rediscovered since the 18th century, Pompeii never ceases to amaze us with discoveries that still open up scenarios that continually enrich our knowledge of the Roman world: dwellings, daily life, luxury in decoration, leisure… But not only Pompeii….we are not far from the Amalfi Coast, a territory protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, which stretches and unravels in valleys, breathtaking rocky mountains, fabulous beaches, and terraces of olive, lemon, and vine cultivations. This location with its typical villages (Amalfi, Positano, Lerche, Cetara, Maiori…..) of our beautiful Italy evokes thoughts of sea, sun, good food, and lots of fun. It’s a destination for travelers envied by the whole world, those who come to us will learn and travel around the world always bringing back unforgettable memories of your TEFL teaching course!

Wishing that the New Year will be better than the last is an age-old custom and significant. It tells us how, in the entire history of mankind, there has never been a year so successful as to ask for an encore (Pino Caruso). This is why we begin the wonderful journey of the TEFL certification here in Pompeii, Italy.

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Based in Pompeii, just 20 km from Naples International Airport, our TEFL training center is just 15 minutes away from the legendary and ancient ruins of Pompeii, one of the most unique places in the world.

Our school offers accredited 120-hour TEFL certification programs that are accepted by schools all over the world, including the highest paying and most conservative educational institutions in South Korea or countries in the Middle and Far East.

Nowadays, even Italy and the rest of Europe are looking for certified TEFL teachers.

London Plus in Pompeii has a modern building with spacious rooms and a pleasant garden. It features modern, air-conditioned classrooms, Internet, and comfortable seating during the course. There is access to snacks and a modern espresso and tea machine free of charge throughout the day.

In addition to covering the teaching courses, our trainees will have the opportunity to gain hands-on, in-class experience teaching EFL students daily over a three-week period. It is possible to work with Italian students of various ages at our own facility and/or at public schools in and around Pompeii. Our TEFL trainees will be teaching different proficiency levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) followed by immediate feedback and evaluation, as well as receive further revision of theory or teaching techniques to improve the performance of our trainees. Our teaching staff consist of highly trained, certified, experienced professionals in the field of teaching English. They will bring out the best in our prospective teachers.

One of our secrets to success is small classes that allow for individual attention. Another pillar is the quality of training achieved through practical teaching and hands-on experience. If you would like to read true testimonials from our past students, please visit Yelp.

Why should I choose the TEFL course in Pompeii?
There are at least a few good reasons why you should choose our TEFL course at London Plus, in Pompeii:
1. Location
2. Accreditation
3. Course content
4. In-person tutors and assistance
5. In-classroom experiences
6. Opportunity to learn Italian
7. Visa assistance
8. Career services
9. Our TEFL trainees and graduate network

What can I expect from the course?
The 4-week course is an intensive, content-rich practicum, but in a short time, you will gain the knowledge and experience to teach adults, young people, and children. Above all, you will feel confident about all future teaching experiences.

Is it possible to take a TEFL course even if you are not a native English speaker?
Yes! Even non-native speakers can register and become good English teachers, if they have a high level of English proficiency of at least B2 and are willing to study and practice.

Is it necessary to be able to speak Italian to take the TEFL course in Pompeii?
No, TEFL requires you to speak only English even in the classroom during lessons with Italian students. This will ensure complete language immersion. However, speaking Italian can be a valuable skill during lessons as it allows you to understand and anticipate students’ mistakes, especially with the beginners. We do offer Italian language courses for those who wish to learn more.

I am already qualified; can you help me find a job?
We can help those with career support who have taken the TEFL course with our school. If you want to enrich your skills, taking one of our specialization courses will help boost your career in teaching English worldwide.

Where can I teach with my TEFL certificate?
All over the world! Specifically, in Italy you can teach in all private institutions, such as language schools, bilingual and international boarding schools. Our program focuses on the education of children of all ages; however, you may also be required to teach young adults and adults of older ages.

In addition, there is a large market for teaching at companies (in-company classes) and for private lessons. The process for teaching in state schools can be a bit more challenging but not impossible.

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How much is the average salary for an English teacher in Italy?
The average salary for a full-time English teacher in Italy is €1100 per month, depending on the school and region. For private classes, you may charge between €20-25.

As an English teacher in Italy, your benefits may include the following:
  • Paid vacation time
  • Health insurance
  • Transportation expenses
  • Free housing (including utilities) if you live remotely from where you work
  • Annual bonuses
  • Paid holidays (20 days per year)

    A four-year degree and an iTTi 120-hour TEFL certificate with teaching practicum. Your English skills must be perfect to be able to compete against native English speakers.

    Contract Length
    It is usually one year (from September to May with opportunities for a summer camp during the remainder of the year.

    Cost of Living in Italy
    The cost of living in Italy is lower than the cost of living in the United States. Therefore, you should be able to live comfortably on an average salary and enjoy the best that Italy has to offer without getting into debt.

    Average costs for monthly expenses in Italy:
    Food: $52 – $260 USD/month (varies based on eating habits and whether you cook or dine out)
    Transportation: $36.81 (monthly pass)
    Housing: $700 USD/month (North of Italy)  $500 USD/month (Soth of Italy) $700 USD/month (in the Center in Soth of Italy for more spacious apartment).

    Health Care
    Italy’s healthcare system is consistently ranked among the best in the world.  Life expectancy is the 4th highest among OECD countries (83.4 years in 2018) and the world’s 8th highest according to the WHO (82.8 years in 2018).  Healthcare spending accounted for 9.7% of GDP in 2020.

    The Italian state runs a universal public healthcare system since 1978.  However, healthcare is provided to all citizens and residents by a mixed public-private system. The public part is the Servizio Sanitario Nazionale, which is organized under the Ministry of Health and administered on a devolved regional basis.

    An Italian pharmacy (farmacia) is a shop run by a pharmacist (farmacista), a trained medical professional that has a 4-to-5-year university degree.  The pharmacist dispenses over-the-counter and prescription medicines, and you can also purchase health and beauty products in the pharmacy.

    Italian pharmacies are open in the morning and evening, from Monday through Saturday.  Most close from lunchtime (12:00 or 1:00pm) to early afternoon (4:00 or 4:40pm).  In large cities, you’ll usually find a few pharmacies that stay open during the typical afternoon break.  Pharmacies are closed on Sundays and national holidays. 

    Emergency Numbers
  • Police (Carabineri)
    General Emergency (Soccorso pubblico di emergenza)
    Fire brigade (Vigili del fuoco)
    Forest Fire (Incendio boschivo)
    Car Breakdown Assistance (Socorso Stradali)
    Ambulance/Medical Emergencies (Emergenza sanitaria)
    Languages in Italy
    The languages of Italy include Italian, which serves as the country’s national language, in its standard and regional forms, as well as numerous local and regional languages, most of which, like Italian, belong to the broader Romance group. 

    Italy is a predominantly Roman Catholic country, with minorities of Muslims (mostly from recent immigration), Sikhs, and Jews. Christian Protestants are historically few. The Catholic Church was the State church until it was de facto disestablished with the 1948 Constitution, then definitely with the 1984 revision of the Lateran Treaty. Now Italy is a secular state. It guarantees freedom of religion.

    In Italy in 2006, there were 53 million Christians, 4 million Atheists and Agnostics, 1.2 million Muslims, 160,000 Buddhists, 115,000 Hindus, 70,000 Sikhs, 45,000 Jews, and 15,000 Pagans.

    Food in Italy is based on the Mediterranean diet, rich in pasta, fish, fruits, vegetables, cheese, cold cuts, wine, and coffee. There are different regional cuisines that use various sources of carbohydrates, proteins, and vegetables. Some of the typical dishes are pizza, pasta, risotto, gnocchi, and tiramisu. Bread and pastries are also important, especially flavored with herbs, cheeses, sun-dried tomatoes, and nuts.

    Italian Culture and Values
    The family is one of the key fundamentals in Italian values, with greater emphasis in the south, smaller in the center, and northern parts of the country. Having a common meal together, like a Sunday lunch when the women cook and serve, guided by Nonna while the men sit at their table chatting and enjoying a mature conversation, is the way of life here.

    The Italian language is very formal, and there are set protocols to be followed if you want to be widely accepted and fit into society. Language is one of the key aspects of the culture of Italy. There are well defined formal and informal communication codes that need to be followed while conversing with someone. Titles associated with the person’s profession are extremely critical. 

    Clothing is another key aspect of the culture of Italy and can be a deciding factor of your family background, education level, and social status. The first impression created by clothing and dress codes lasts long and, at times, is difficult to change. Fashion is synonymous with the Italian culture and lifestyle, especially the latest designer labels and trends. Appearance and dressing sense is one of the fundamental aspects in determining the kind of person in Italy.

    Greetings are enthusiastic and should be given with direct eye contact and a small smile. Air-kissing on both cheeks can start once there is a deeper relationship involved. Unfortunately, people often judge the basis of their first impressions. Hence, it is critical to demonstrate respect and propriety when greeting Italians, especially if you meet them for the first time.

    If you would like to learn more about Italian customs, including business behaviors, please request our free guide to working in Italy here.

    TEFL courses in Italy fill up quickly!


    Total course fee: €1,175

    Deposit: US $500 (due upon registration)

    Balance payment: €720 to be paid five working days before the first course date.
    Tuition fee includes course fee, certificate, moderation and assistance in obtaining a teaching position. Free additions: specialisation in Business Teaching, TOEFL Preparation, or Young Learners.
    Course Dates

  • 5 June – 30 June 2023
  • 4 September – 29 September 2023
  • 2 October – 27 October 2023
  • 6 November – 1 December 2023
  • 4 December – 9 January 2023 (22 December – 2 January no lessons)
  • 8 January – 2 February 2024
  • 5 February – 1 March 2024
  • 29 February – 27 March 2024
  • 3 April – 3 May 2024 (1 May no lessons)
  • 6 May – 31 May 2024
  • 3 June – 28 June 2024
  • 2 September – 27 September 2024
  • 1 October – 25 October 2024
  • 28 October – 23 November (1 November no classes) 2024
  • 25 November – 20 December 2024


    Total course fee:
    US $1,200

    Deposit: US $500 (due upon registration)

    Balance payment: US $700 (due five business days before the first day of teaching practice)

    Course fee covers tuition, certificate, and moderation.
    Teaching Practicum Dates
  • March 7 – March 15, 2022
  • 4 April – 13 April 2022
  • 2 May – 11 May 2022
  • 30 May – 9 June 2022
  • 4 July – 13 July 2022
  • 1 August – 10 August 2022
  • Both the 120-Hour Onsite and the 120-Hour Combined TEFL Course are eligible for credits towards a worldwide accredited MA Ed awarded by the European Global School, accredited by ASIC in the United Kingdom.


    75% on-line/25% on-site training

    Total tuition: € 800

    Deposit: $500, due at registration.

    € 376.40 to be paid five working days before the start of the Teaching Practicum.
    Tuition fee includes moderation, certificate and full career support services (CV/resume preparation, school information, interview guidance and departure support).
    Free supplement: specialisation in Teaching Business, TOEFL Preparation, or Young Learners.

    You can start the online theory at any time and work at your own pace. Before you come for your placement, please finish the online part. You will need the necessary knowledge to teach English correctly.
    Teaching Practicum Dates

  • 5 June – 14 June 2023
  • 4 September – 13 September 2023
  • 2 October – 11 October 2023
  • 6 November – 15 November 2023
  • 4 December – 14 December ( 8 December no lessons)
  • 8 January – 17 January 2024
  • 5 February – 14 February 2024
  • 29 February – 11 March 2024
  • 3 April – 12 April 2024
  • 6 May – 15 May 2024
  • 3 June – 12 June 2024
  • 16 September – 25 September 2024
  • 1 October – 10 October 2024
  • 28 October – 7 November (1 November no classes) 2024
  • 25 November – 4 December 2024
  • Teaching Practicum Dates

    • 4 January 2021 – 13 January 2021
    • 1 March 2021 – 10 March 2021
    • 3 May 2021 – 12 May 2021
    • 1 June 2021 – 10 June 2021
    • 6 July 2021 – 15 July 2021
    • 2 August 2021 – 11 August 2021
    • 7 September 2021 – 16 September 2021
    • 4 October 2021 – 14 October 2021
    • 1 November 2021 – 10 November 2021